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Colloquia & Events

From its early days, Bryn Mawr has had an international reputation in classical languages and archaeology, and the College is home to a lively community of undergraduates, graduate students and faculty who are interested in classical subjects. Weekly classics colloquia provide an informal meeting ground as well as a schedule of distinguished speakers on a variety of literary, archeological and historical subjects.

Spring 2015 Colloquium Schedule

Unless otherwise noted, all Colloquia will take place at 4:30 p.m. in Room B21 of the Rhys Carpenter Library on the campus of Bryn Mawr College. Tea will be held at 4:00 p.m. before the lectures in the Quita Woodward Room, which is in Thomas Library. For more information please call: 610-526-5198; or e-mail ocardona@brynmawr.edu

 

DATE

SPEAKER AND TITLE

January 23

Benjamin Eldon Stevens, Bryn Mawr College


“‘Shapes changed into new bodies’: Science fiction, fantasy, or otherin Ovid's Metamorphoses?”

 

January 30

Julia Gaisser, Eugenia Chase Guild Professor Emeritus of the Humanities and Professor of Latin, Bryn Mawr College


“Excuses, Excuses: Racy Poetry from Catullus to Johannes Secundus”

 

February 6

Seemee Ali, Carthage College

“Hephaestus, Poet of the Iliad

 

February 13

Zacharoula Petraki, University of Crete


“Art in service of Philosophy in Plato’s Republic and Laws

 

February 20

Ari Bryen, West Viriginia University
Title TBD

 

February 27

Stephen Harrison, Corpus Christi College, Oxford

“Psyche amongst the Victorians: An Aspect of Apuleian Reception”

 

March 27

Melissa Haynes, Princeton University

“Ovid’s Pygmalion and a Poetics of Touch

 

April 10

The Agnes Michels Lecture
sponsored by the Graduate Students in the Department of Greek, Latin & Classical Studies
Richard Tarrant
“Title TBD”

 

April 17

Aslı Özyar, Boğaziçi University

“Excavations in Tarsus-Gözlükule, Cilicia: Past and Present”

 

April 24

Joseph Solodow, Yale University

“Livy XXI: Historical Aims and Methods.”

 

 

Fall 2014 Colloquium Schedule

Unless otherwise noted, all Colloquia will take place at 4:30 p.m. in Room B21 of the Rhys Carpenter Library on the campus of Bryn Mawr College. Tea will be held at 4:00 p.m. before the lectures in the Quita Woodward Room, which is in Thomas Library. For more information please call: 610-526-5198; or e-mail ocardona@brynmawr.edu

 

DATE

SPEAKER AND TITLE

September 12

News from Abroad: Reports from the Field

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September 19

J.E. Lendon, University of Virginia

“What kind of tyrant died when they killed Julius Caesar?” 

J.E. Lendon

September 26

Steven Sidebotham, University of Delaware

“From India to Alexandria: A Merchant’s Journey in Roman Times”

Sidebotham

October 3

Tyler Jo Smith, University of Virginia

“Roman Religion, Pisidian Practice: Rock-cut Votive reliefs from Southwest Anatolia

Smith

October 31

Daryn Lehoux, Queen’s University
“Creeping Things, Born of Mud and Slime: Questions and Problems in Spontaneous Generation”

Lehoux

November 7

Evrydiki Tasopoulou, Bryn Mawr College

“Mosaic Animals, Astronomy, and Art History in the Pompeian House of the Faun”

Tasopoulou

November 14

The C. Densmore Curtis Lecture

presented by the Graduate Students in the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology

Jonathan Hall, University of Chicago

“Hellenic Homelands: The Greek Diaspora, Ancient and Modern”

Densmore

November 21

Joel Alden Schlosser, Bryn Mawr College

““Only Things Matter”: Toward a Herodotean Materialism

Schlosser

December 5

Sarah Nooter, University of Chicago

“Choral voices and Ventriloquism in Aeschylus’ Agamemnon

Nooter

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